San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
The canoe is an icon that is symbolically Canadian to most. We recognize it’s importance recreationally, it’s significance historically, and not least of all, it’s ingenuity by the First Nation’s people. This unassuming vessel was pivotal to the First Nation’s people to thrive in this environment, and it was also this gift to the early Europeans that carved and created this country that we’ve come to know and love today. It is our goal and our passion to honour the canoe during Canada's 150th birthday celebrations, for its value and importance to our nation.
- To celebrate Canada's 150th birthday by gathering 150 canoes on Canoe Lake in Algonquin Provincial Park.
- To celebrate the significance of the canoe to this country.
- To acknowledge the grassroots ingenuity and craftsmanship of the First Nation’s gift to this country and people.
- To inform the public as to the pivotal role the canoe played in the creation of this country.
- To share in the passion for the sport and how it intimately connects us to this land and country.
- 10:30 - 12:00Unveiling of the 150 for 150 logo/flag & Meet the Canoe Crew (150 for 150 Organizers)
- 13:00 - 16:00 Canoe Olympics (Battle between the 150 for 150 Organizers) & Canoe Display
- 16:00 - 17:00 Mingle with the Canoe Crew
- 10:00 - 12:00 Registration, Flag Signing & Canoe Display
- 12:00 - 12:30Welcome Speeches
- 12:30 - 14:30Gathering of 150 Canoes
- 14:30 - 15:00Thank You Speech and Prizes